Today marks the first day of the journey of Experience Change and Open to Your Inner Writer. I know how hard it can be when you have something in your mind to write but you avoid the page and you find anything, and I do mean anything, else to do but put words to the page. Self sabotage rears its head, avoidance becomes your every day companion. You are here so you must want to put a stop to it.
You can, one step at a time. Or should I say, one word at a time.
I am all about using whatever tools work to get myself writing.
One tool I use is music and dance/movement. I will be posting songs for you to dance with the questions in mind, to move to the music to shake things up, move things out, and connect to your muse, your higher self, your higher power, whatever you feel comfortable calling it. Always remember to move only as much as is comfortable to you. Dancing and moving to the music isn’t supposed to hurt or get you overly winded. Please stop if at anytime you feel pain.
More music and dance to help get you writing:
Today’s Questions to Ponder and Write about:
Read the questions, choose which one/s you want to work with and then listen and dance/move to the music below.
- Who or what took your voice away when you were growing up? A parent, a teacher, or someone else equally important in your life?
- Where are your words stuck in your body, what feels stiff, inflexible?
- What relationships influenced your voice, how you used it or didn’t use it?
- How has your voice influenced others for the positive and the negative?
- What can you do to nourish your voice, your truth, your inner wisdom?
- Write about a time that you used your voice with courage. If you can’t think about a time, free write about courage, your voice, and your writing.
It is time to play some music, dance and move to get the words flowing. Now you may be thinking, “I don’t need to dance, I’ll just start writing.” I hope you change your mind because moving your body loosens things up, connects you in, and will have more words flowing than you could possibly imagine. When the music stops, sit down and write whatever came up for you during the dance or ask the questions above to get things started. Don’t worry about anything but getting your words on the page.
If intense feelings come up during your writing, allow yourself to feel them. Holding back your feelings is part of how you lost your voice. When you are finished choose a fun song to dance to, to let go of the energy built up and to let go of what no longer serves you.
*You may decide you need assistance in processing your emotions as they come up because they are so intense, if that is the case then I suggest you seek a professional therapist that is trained to help you.
Take your time in writing that which wants to come through you and onto the page. When you are finished listen and move to the music below.
Thank you for joining me today and I hope you found this beneficial. Join me tomorrow for more questions to help you blow out the stuck places and get those words flowing.
*The words that are in both bold and italics are words that you can reflect upon as well during this experiential journey.
Share your thoughts about this process, whether you are joining in, or any questions you may have. If you blog about it please come back and share your link in the comments below.
Morgan Dragonwillow: Indie Author of Dancing within Shadow and Wild Woman Waking. A poet whose blog and books inspire couch potatoes to get up, dance, write, and create. She is creatrix of #OctPoWriMo and #PoetsonthePageYes, you can also find her on Google+
“Sometimes poets write what we wish we could say, and they tell us what we need to know. The poems in Wild Woman Waking lead us to a place where we can proudly refuse to be “bent and broken”; instead, they document a journey to self-acceptance, peace, and understanding – where in a community of women, we celebrate and dance as Mud Women. We become women of spirit and keepers of our own keys.” ~Beth Camp
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